Macedonia’s Zodiac Signs series of Proof .925 fine silver 10-denar
coins continues with the 10th issue, honoring the Taurus. A
golden-tinged bull on the reverse represents the astrological animal
on the 2015 coin.
The new coin was issued by the National
Bank of the Republic of Macedonia. International Coin
House in Europe is coordinating the issue of the coin, which was
released March 25.
The obverse carries the common design for the series (the only
changing element in the two-year Zodiac Signs series is the date). An
hourglass appears at the center of the design, with a fanciful golden
sun placed within a blue cobalt adornment appearing to the viewer’s
left. A fanciful crescent moon and stars appear to the right of the
hourglass. Zodiacal symbols of the planets, as well as inscriptions in
Macedonian, complete the scene.
The bull dominates the reverse, which includes a cobalt glass insert
bearing the astronomical constellation printed in gold. Flowers
accented in gold and the Taurus symbol (also in gold) fill the scene.
The coin is oval in shape and measures 35 millimeters tall and 45
millimeters wide. It weighs 21 grams.
The mintage limit is 7,000 pieces.
U.S. distributor First Coin Company will offer the coin, as it
has offered the other nine issues in the series. Though pricing
is not yet set, the distributor expects the price to be close to, if
not the same as, the other examples, which retail for $76.90 at press time.
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